The president of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko insists that the Verkhovna Rada urgently adopted the law which provides essential increase of responsibility for violation of traffic regulations.
The Deputy head of the Secretariat of President Igor Pukshin reported about it today at a briefing.
I. Pukshin noted that today V. Yushchenko addressed with letters in parliament, at the Minister of Internal Affairs and governors concerning the catastrophic situation which has developed on roads.
I. Pukshin reminded that for the last 10 days on highways 252 people were lost, and the number of road accident within the last month considerably increased.
Therefore the President demands from parliament to adopt urgently as a whole the bill of traffic safety which increases the responsibility of drivers, and also the sizes of penalties for traffic violation of the rules.
From the Minister of Internal Affairs and governors the President demands to accept a number of measures for fight against violations by drivers of traffic regulations, I. Pukshin reported.